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GetStats is a very basic web server log file analyzer that will produce statistical reports of the usage of your web site. It is pre-installed for use on all our Virtual Servers. You simply run getstats from the Virtual Server command line to produce text and HTML reports.
    NOTE: We have patched GetStats so that it is Y2K compliant, but we cannot guarantee the performance of this patch. The previous version was not Y2K compliant and will not function correctly after 12/31/1999.

    If you are currently using GetStats to build statistical reports of your web site traffic, we strongly recommend that you migrate to a package that is Y2K compliant. Analog continues to be supported and is also freely available for easy installation on all Virtual Servers.

Using GetStats
GetStats can be used either interactively (from the command line) or periodically in batch mode using cron. For interactive mode, Telnet or SSH to your Virtual Server, and then at the shell prompt type the getstats command with the appropriate report option(s). For example:

% getstats <report_options>

NOTE: Your log files must be in Common Log Format in order for GetStats to run properly. See Changing the Web Server Log Format for more details.

We strongly suggest you migrate to a package that can handle the Combined Log Format, such as Analog or http-analyze.

There are several major types of reports this program can produce. You can use as many options as you like to create combinations of reports.

Limited GetStats Documentation is provided, for your convenience



Configuring Server Logs

Rotating Server Logs

Scheduled Log Maintenance with Cron


Web Site Stats: Tracking Hits and Analyzing Web Traffic
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